David Herman wrote:
xine refuses to see my dvd if it is set as /dev/hdb, but will play it Sloooooowly if I use /dev sr0. Unfortunately this does not allow me to turn DMA on for the dvd player.
Check /etc/lilo.conf. I have a DVD player on hdc and a CD writer on hdd and so my lilo.conf (correctly) contains the line append = "noapic acpismp=force hdd=ide-scsi" My guess is that you have a line append = "... hdb=ide-scsi" If so try removing the 'hdb=ide-scsi' and see if you now get a hdb as an (E)IDE drive. If that works, try the following command (as root) before running xine: /sbin/hdparm -d1 -X34 /dev/hdb If that all works, add th line above to the end of /etc/init.d/boot.local and everything should work smoothly.